A Chock Full of Mini-Reviews (Just Kidding Four!)

I’m reading a lot this month. For some reason, autumn kick-started a glutton of books arriving at my door, via Overdrive and my overloaded TBR (More so, the former – yay, book apps!). Perhaps, one of these books will perk your gluttony also. Peer pressure’s a constant struggle, ya’ll. Gillian Flynn screwed me. She’s done…

The French Girl/Shirley Jackson Mini-Reviews

For this week’s mini-reviews, I introduce two books with stories where everything in front of us may not be what they seem, peeling at veneers set and in need of cracking. Lexie Elliot’s tale, The French Girl’s tagline: We all have our secrets, illustrates how far some will go to protect them. It debuts February…

Hue’s Reviews: The Weight of Lies

Emily Carpenter’s The Weight of Lies suffers from weighty absurdity and unrealistic measures. While the blurb promises an enthralling ride via a book within a book, its actuality gifts predictable ending, forcing me to push through to get to a ridiculous “twist”. Megan’s pretty unlikable. She’s selfish, easily swayed, annoying and naïve. Granted, I adore…

Hue’s Reviews: The Summer We Got Free

“Don’t tell me what I am,” she said. “I get to say what I am.” Ghosts manifest via various entities. They exist in haunted, roaming room to room, seeking aimless shelter until their needs in their former world jibe with their spectral form. Sometimes those haunted dwellings consist not of brick and mortar, but of…

Hue’s Review: Ultra-Luminous (ARC)

Meet K. New Yorker. Drugstore sushi lover. Heroin-addicted prostitute. With every nihilistic moment she invited you to witness, you found yourself whirling and begging to stay until next day’s light. In Katherine Faw’s next book, she painted a picture of a thirty-something woman with rigid patterns: dinners, waxing, snorting Heroin, clubbing, and waxing. Alongside those…

Hue’s Review: Some Hope

Wildly uneven, Some Hope promises what’s said on the tin for the series’ protagonist, Patrick Melrose. However, we’re provided sheer boredom and a cast of characters without compulsion to follow them. Tis, the problem with book series. They start great. But once you reach the middle, they meddle. Patrick possesses potential. Yet, as his series…